By Jordan Bear,Kate Palmer Albers

The before-and-after trope in images has lengthy paired photographs to symbolize switch: no matter if affirmatively, as within the result of makeovers, social reforms or scientific interventions, or negatively, within the destruction of our surroundings by means of the affects of struggle or usual disasters.

This interdisciplinary, multi-authored quantity examines the significant yet virtually unstated place of before-and-after images present in a variety of contexts from the nineteenth century via to the current. choked with case reports that discover the conceptual implications of those photographs, the book's wealthy language of facts, documentation and persuasion current either old fabric and the paintings of practising photographers who've deployed – and challenged – the conventions of the before-and-after pairing.

Touching on concerns together with sexuality, race, environmental swap and criminal activity, Before-and-After Photography examines significant issues of present debate within the critique of images in an obtainable option to permit scholars and students to discover the wealthy conceptual concerns round photography's courting with time and imagination.

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